Quartz Countertops vs. Granite Countertops
Quartz countertops are typically made with ground quartz, about 95% in total, and that's combined with polyester resins that serve as a binding agent. Pigments are added to give additional color or to highlight natural luster. Eco-friendly recycled glass is also added to allow for a bit of sparkle under light; this can also be accomplished by incorporating thin metallic flakes during manufacturing.
The resins used in our Baton Rouge quartz countertops make them scratch and stain-resistant. They're also non-porous, removing the need to be sealed. When compared with granite, quartz is a one-and-done deal, while granite requires a new protective layer at a minimum once a year.
The Stone Gallery's lovely quartz countertops contain enough swirls, flecks, and patterns across a wide variety of selections that do justice to the natural appeal of this special building material. Once only available with a polished finish, your Baton Rouge countertops can now be presented as embossed, sandblasted, or honed. If you're partial to the appearance of textured slate, matte limestone, or glossy granite, every look is able to be replicated with the versatility of quartz.
How Much Do Quartz Countertops Cost?
The cost of quartz countertops will vary depending on the style, additions, and finishes that you're looking for along with how much you'd like to purchase. The cost is comparable to most natural stone; contact us for a quote relating to your specific project's needs.
How are Quartz Countertops Made?
Your Baton Rouge quartz countertops have quite the history before winding up in your home! Once natural quartz is located, it's painstakingly mined from the earth before being ground into either fine dust or aggregate. The result is then further mixed with resin. It's during this stage that other flecks of recycled glass or metal and color enhancers are added. The binding agent is fused with the quartz and additives under intense heat so as to form a thick, solid slab.
Installing Quartz Countertops in Baton Rouge
Just like natural stone, there's a lot of weight to slabs of quartz. The binding resin adds a bit of impact tolerance, but the slabs are still prone to damage and cracking if not properly handled. That's why it's important to have your Baton Rouge countertops installed by only the best in the business. We've cultivated a culture of perfection over decades of stellar service; our team will make sure that you're consulted from the first step of the process to the last to guarantee your satisfaction.